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Francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich originally from Porto, made with bread, wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage like chipolata, steak or roast meat and covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with french fries.
It is said that the Francesinha was invented in the 1960s. Daniel da Silva, a returned emigrant from France and Belgium, tried to adapt the croque-monsieur to Portuguese taste. Other versions date the Francesinha to the 19th century. It is a very popular dish in Porto and is connotated with the city, although it can be sometimes found elsewhere in Portugal. A classic francesinha meal would include the sandwich, surrounded on a bed of chips doused in the famous sauce, and complemented with a fino, literally meaning thin or fine, which in this context refers to draught beer.
Well, it’s actually Arancini with arrabiata sauce. These Sicilian breaded, fried risotto balls with a hidden centre of melting mozzarella are simply a taste of heaven! Especially when dipped into a fiery arrabiata tomato sauce.
They are supposed to be street food in Italy, but really they take centre stage as an appetizer, as you can witness by visiting Vilamor Cafe. Simmered gently in lots of homemade arrabiata sauce, healthy delicious food never tasted this good. We dare you to try it out!
At the root of this recipe is the Spanish word “empanar” which literally means “to wrap or coat in bread”. Although famous in Latin America, the empanadas first appeared in Portugal in the 15th century when the Portuguese had a trading route with India. However, it’s in the northern Spanish province of Galicia that they become famous and subsequently find their way into what became Latin America.
Empanadas are made by folding dough over a stuffing, which may consist of meat, cheese, fish, peppers, among other ingredients depending on the country they come from.
Vilamor Cafe is giving you the opportunity to taste a bit of Latin America with our specialty empanadas.